The Direct Strength Method of analysis for cold-formed steel structures: seminar - Brisbane

DSM imageThe Direct Strength Method of Analysis (DSM) simplifies the design process of cold-formed steel structures when compared with the traditional Effective Width Method. DSM provides design engineers with the ability to remove from the design process the lengthy calculation of effective widths of section profiles. By utilising DSM and the gross cross-sectional properties of cold-formed steel members, engineers can speed up the design process and focus on the correct determination of elastic buckling behaviour, instead of on the determination of empirical effective widths.

DSM was included in the 2005 revision of AS/NZS 4600 “Cold-formed Steel Structures” and is quickly gaining support from engineers both in Australia and overseas as the design method of choice.

This seminar aims to provide structural engineers with an understanding of the basics of DSM and practical examples of its application to light gauge cold-formed steel structures.

Seminar Content

  • Basic principles of DSM
  • Advantages of DSM
  • Elastic buckling behaviour using finite strip software
  • Beam design
  • Column design
  • Design examples
  • Product development
  • New developments in DSM

Seminar Package
Seminar notes (PDF)
Afternoon tea
Light lunch on arrival

12.00 pm - Registration and light lunch
12.30pm - Start of part one of seminar
2.30 pm - Afternoon tea
3.00 pm - Start of part two of seminar
5.00 pm - Close

EA Members who are not ASI members should email with proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA Member reduced fee.

Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements.

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